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Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community Paperback – September 19, 2012
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-Sarah Walker, The Curated House blog
"This book will be your new best friend and number-one resource-a true modern-day business school for blogging! Joy's advice, tips, and personal blog insight is phenomenal!"
- Erica Domesek, P.S. I Made This...
"If the physical world of blogging is about fostering a sense of community, then Blog, Inc. is its new manifesto."
-The Glitter Guide
"If starting a blog was like embarking on a safari expedition, Joy Cho is the knowledgeable tour guide we'd want by our side."
-Taylor Combs, Martha Stewart Living
"Good for both newbies and those who want to take their site to the next level."
- Dorkys Ramos, Dry As Toast blog
About the Author
Grace Bonney is the creator of Design*Sponge, the award-winning home and product design Web site. She founded the Design*Sponge Biz Ladies series, a traveling event designed to connect women running their own design-based businesses. Grace lives in Brooklyn.
Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, illustrator, and writer. A serial entrepreneur, she launched her first business in 1999, and is the author of three books on the topic: Craft, Inc., Creative, Inc., and Mom, Inc. Meg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book not only provides personal interviews with some of the most successful bloggers on the Internet today, but it also offers helpful tips that will either spark an idea for a blog post or spark some further thinking on something you may have thought about before but never fully explored. If nothing else, reading this book will fill you with a new desire to better commit to the blog you started out of love in the first place!
I was expecting a book that wouldn't tell me anything I didn't know already. What I got was a book that gave me a fresh perspective on some of the things I thought I already knew. Knowing that Joy is a hugely successful blogger, her years of experience and successes only add to the credibility of each page. I am enjoying this and thrill myself everytime I write a note in the margins for a blog post idea...which is about every page.
(Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review and I purchased the book myself through Amazon.com.)
I love how organized and easy the book flows.Other topics she tackles: Blogging Etiquette, Social Networking, SEO, and What to Charge for Sponsorship. These are topics that are hard to find facts and realistic tips on, and every blogger needs guidance with at some point in their experience.
In between chapters there are fantastic Q & A's with successful bloggers that I really enjoyed. Very honest, helpful, and inspiring perspective on their blog journey. It's the best all in one resource for both aspiring bloggers and experience bloggers alike! When I get emails with questions about different aspects of blogging, I will now direct them straight to Joy's book! :)
A highly-informative, quick read for anyone interested in the wonderful world of blogging for their business or personal use!
If you want to start a blog and have no idea in the whole wide world where to start (go to Blogger.com) this book might be a jumping off point for you. If your blog is up and you are blogging, then you have surpassed what this book can deliver to you.
With a blog, you have the opportunity to create a supportive and interactive community, and this book shares advice about how to go about building this community and reaching out to others. Information is presented on basic topics like which platform to choose, things to consider when updating your blog's design, and how to turn it into a business. I found the interviews of established bloggers to be the most inspirational aspect of the book. The bloggers shared their experiences and thoughts about the practice of blogging, offering nuggets of wisdom that cross over genres and subjects. I kept a notebook beside me during the whole time I read this book because of all the good ideas.
Even if your goal is not to become a full-time blogger, this book has a lot to offer and I encourage you to check it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the format and style of this book but content could be better. Anyway that was worth reading.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
As someone with lots of internet experience, but zero blog experience, I found this book incredibly helpful. It gave me a great place to start for trying this creative outlet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have found some very helpful tips, but me personally, have related better to the layout and format of other blogging references books I have found. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jenna
I recommend this book to anyone who has ever so much as thought about having a blog, whether you write or just want to expand your business. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Courtnee H.
A good guide for beginners, but a bit scattered in thoughts.Published 4 months ago by Heather Eason-Pilkington
Still getting through it - think it's a good read - I just need some hands on help. Books don't work well for me!Published 6 months ago by Michelle C Wells